Performer: The Don Juan Quartet Writer: Russ David
Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0.
The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.0 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more friendly filename.
August 12, 2017 Subject:
In the movie "The Pianist" Szpilman plays "Chopin's Ballade in G minor" for the Nazi Officer. ONb Samba reminded me of that rendition of Chopin's song performed in the movie.
The question is does "Onb Samba" draw inspiration from Chopin's song or does Szpilman performance draw from "Music About A Checmical"?
May 23, 2017 Subject:
Sounds like some proud and jolly promotional material for Monsanto, a chemical company that became commercially popular in the early 1900s because of their success with food additives such as artificial sweetener saccharin, caffeine, and vanilla. They have gotten flack through the years for their environmentally harmful chemicals.
Recorded for the company in 1953, “Onb Samba” is a quick and twirly Brazilian style samba. Its B-side “Monsanto March” is a proud and steady classical march. St. Louis composer Russ David was a bandleader and pianist known for his work in jingles—his most famous being the Budweiser sponsored 1960 album “Where There’s Life” taken from Budweiser’s ad slogan “Where There’s Life, There’s Bud".
Check out more information on the album and the ad here: (http://beachpackagingdesign.com/boxvox/where-theres-life).